The Beautiful Loss

After two false starts in the last four years, 2018 was going to be the year. I will never forget the second time it happened due to the fact that I was in the hospital with Christina on the night that the Leafs drafted Auston Matthews. Don't hate me, she was resting, eyes closed and needed … Continue reading The Beautiful Loss

Toronto Set For Biggest Boxing Match in Years

Toronto's Biggest Fight in Years The Air Canada Centre right in the heart of downtown Toronto will host the biggest boxing match to come to Canada in years. In recent years, Toronto has hosted the UFC and many of their biggest stars such as Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Georges St. Pierre, Demetrious Johnson among many … Continue reading Toronto Set For Biggest Boxing Match in Years

ONTARIO SOUTH DOWN: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

The Ontario South Selects was a spring/summer ice hockey team in the mid to late '80's. The team was made up of the biggest and best 1973 born players in Southern Ontario compiled and coached by Mike Rice. The entire 1989 summer roster was highly touted for the 1990 Ontario Hockey League draft and in that summer, the team had gone undefeated in … Continue reading ONTARIO SOUTH DOWN: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

2018 Olympic Winter Games: Inside The South Korean Men’s Ice Hockey Team

Ice Hockey is underway at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with the women's preliminary round already in swing and the men's prelims starting tomorrow (Feb. 14th) with Group B action. The Republic of Korea will have a team in the tournament for the first time in the nation's history, and will open against the Czech Republic on Thursday. What's … Continue reading 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Inside The South Korean Men’s Ice Hockey Team

THE GRIFFIN GOATS

A hop, skip and a jump down highway 40 from Chatham, lies the tough, little town of Wallaceburg. Population of 10,010. Wallaceburg has the only lacrosse association in Chatham-Kent and is the mecca of lacrosse in Southwestern Ontario. This is the story of the 1987 Peewee B Wallaceburg Griffins; A skilled, tough and rag-tag undersized group of … Continue reading THE GRIFFIN GOATS

Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

Chatham-Kent's all time best and favorite sports writer Mike Bennett was recently inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and when I heard the news, many memories of "Benny" came flooding back through my mind. His writing career was recently chronicled in a nice article by Mark Malone of the Chatham Daily News. Whenever … Continue reading Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

Golden Acres Hockey School: The Giffin’s, Post Camp Games and Gretzky Grief

Golden Acres Hockey School 2.0 is set to go next week and I can't help but encourage kids from all ages and areas of Ontario to get a spot as soon as they can. The 2.0 version of the hockey day camp was resurrected by Director and former NHL player Todd Warriner last year and offers an … Continue reading Golden Acres Hockey School: The Giffin’s, Post Camp Games and Gretzky Grief

Reunion Solidifies Bond For Chatham ’87 Peewees

"Are you sure you know where his house is?" my wife Christina asked as we came rolling up to Talbot Trail. "Of course. I've been there many times," I answered surely. Even if I didn't know where I was going, the electric, kinetic, bonding energy would surely pull me there. We were on our way … Continue reading Reunion Solidifies Bond For Chatham ’87 Peewees

UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

Canadian Mixed Martial Arts fans need something and someone to get excited about, and this weekend's double dip of fight cards for International Fight Week in Las Vegas is set up perfectly to deliver on the goods. The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale will take place on Friday night July 7th, and UFC 213 will follow the … Continue reading UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis

After battling Mother Nature for the first two months of the season, the Japanese Canadian Baseball League is finally in the swing of things in their monumental 50th season. The combination of cold and thunderstorms from the beginning of May caused many of the first weeks of the season to be washed out and created an imbalance … Continue reading JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis